Cannabis arrests slump to an all time low

The Police Federation has asked for Cannabis to be legalised as rank and file officers on the ground increasingly ignore people with small amounts of the drug clearly intended for personal consumption.

The Federation voted unanimously for legalisation saying that over 100 years of prohibition had failed with 14 million people admitting to having used cannabis at some point in the past.

The Adam Smith Institute - an economics think tank - suggested that the government could reap more than £1bn in tax if the drug was commercially available. But the Home Secretary has made it clear that the government has no plans follow the lead of Canada - the first G7 country to change the legal status of cannabis.